King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

TOMKINSON, Wilfred (1877-1971), Vice Admiral

Service biography
Joined RN 1891; HMS FAME, China War 1900; World War I 1914-1918; commanded Destroyer HMS LURCHER, 8 Submarine Flotilla, Harwich 1914-1915; Heligoland Bight 1914; Senior Naval Officer, British submarines, Venice, Italy 1915-1916; commanded light cruiser HMS AURORA 1916-1917; 6 Flotilla, Dover 1918; Zeebrugge and Ostend operations 1918; Chief of Staff to Adm Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean 1927; Assistant Chief of Naval Staff, Admiralty 1929-1931; in charge of Battle Cruiser Sqn 1931-1932; in temporary command of Atlantic Fleet during Invergordon Mutiny 1931; placed on half pay following mutiny 1932; retired 1935; re-employed, World War II 1940-1942; Flag Officer in charge, Bristol Channel 1940-1942

CHURCHILL ARCHIVES CENTRE, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY: Nine boxes of papers, including; diaries 1914-1917 (transferred to Churchill Archives Centre from Imperial War Museum, 1972); ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM, GOSPORT: papers


Index terms
NAMES AVM Henry Algernon Vickers Hogan (son-in-law)

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